A great hassle free addition to indoor spaces to lend it color and charm with its bright red leaves. A lover of indirect to low light areas and little water, this plant is the answer you were looking for to add some character to that empty corner with little light or your work area. Too much green in the plant cluster, add a spot of red and voila!
Lights, Water, Action
Get your plants ready to slay!
Bright indirect sunlight
Water once a week
Where to grow
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer. In winters, feed once in 6 weeks. Aglaonema or Chinese Evergreen needs warm, slightly humid conditions to thrive and they will not fare too well in chilly areas.
Repotting : Chinese Evergreens are easy-going and it is sufficient to repot them once in 2 years. Use a good potting soil.
Propagation : Propagation of Aglaonema is hassle free. They propagate through the cut off tip just like a stem tip cutting. Another method of propagation is through division but the plant needs to be older and root bound for that to work.
1. Aglaonema leaves are turning brown.
Browning of leaves is caused due to overwatering or excessive use of fertilizer.
2. Why is my Aglaonema plant drooping?
Drooping of leaves is an indication of improper light or water requirements. Too much of light makes the leaves weak and floppy. Move your plant away from the harsh light to avoid droopy leaves.
3. Why are Aglaonema leaves yellow and small?
Yellow and small leaves are a sign of copper deficiency. Either, the soil is lacking in copper, in which case you need to use a micronutrient spray. Second, cooler temperatures (<18℃) causes the plant to insufficiently absorb and utilize copper, in which case you need to move the plant to a warmer area or in more sunlight.
Style and Décor
Light Requirements :Aglaonema is a boy who likes low indoor light, so he’s happiest near a window. He does not like very cold climates or too much light so be mindful of that.
Locations :The best place for the Chinese Evergreen is closer to a window. But he will be equally happy anywhere where he can get indirect low light.
Styling/décor tip :The Chinese Evergreen is one of the best plants if you have a contemporary interior décor. Pot the Aglaonema in chic pots that are synchronous with the décor and place these plant babies on a side table, in the living room, reading room or any place where you need to break the monotony of the room.